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Billie Jean King

Bottom Line: It's All About Inclusion

Billie Jean King | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Billie Jean King

Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.

10 Things I Learned From Having Brunch With Billie Jean King at the 2014 Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.

10 Things You Need to Know About the 16th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

The 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit takes place for the first time in San Francisco November 3rd through 6th at the Moscone Center West. Here are 10 things you need to know about it.

Women in Business: Stacey Allaster, Chairman and CEO of the Women's Tennis Association

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Named by Forbes magazine as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Sports", Stacey Allaster is an entrepreneurial leader with a history of leading global ...

A Conversation with Jason Collins

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Collins stated he thought about coming out during the lockout in 2011 when he had time on his hands and after seeing an "It Gets Better Video" his trainer did.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Kinane, Kinane Events

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Voted Race Director of the year by Competitor Magazine in 1999 and top 25 people making a difference in Orange County by OC Metro in 2000, Kathy Kinan...

Gay Tennis Legend: 'I'm Worried About The LGBT community For Their safety'

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation. She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Net...

The Olympics Are Over, Now What?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The Olympics are over and maybe those of us who deplore the situation of the LGBT community in Russia can again all sound like we are on the same side.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - the Olympics Are Inspirational Even in Times of Security Concerns and Controversy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are my top five recommendations of ways to be supportive of athletes and Russians who are gay and dealing with this law and its challenges at the Sochi Games:

Billie Jean King Drops Out Of Olympics Opening Ceremony

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King will not attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill. King was chosen in...

Billie Jean King Won't Attend Sochi Ceremony

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King will not attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill. King, who was...

First Nighter: Three Overly Similar Entries From Manhattan's January Festivals

David Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.

Senior IOC Member Rips U.S. For Sending 'Four Lesbians To Russia'

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

ROME (AP) — A senior Italian IOC member criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for n...

Obama, My Mama and the Evolution of Love

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Zachary Dominitz

Shortly before starting high school, my mom convinced me that a change might do me some good. So following a summer sweeping and stripping floors and hauling trash as a janitor at the elementary school, I moved four hours south, a world away.

Where Did All The Activist Athletes Go?

thinkprogress.org | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

On a stage in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, Aaron Rodgers had a crowd of 2,000 Badger students rocking. The reason, this time, wasn...

The Golden Standard

Emmie Twombly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emmie Twombly

The investment firm Golden Seeds has an angel network close to 300 men and women. It is the fourth largest angel group in the United States. The firm is unique because they invest in early stage, start-up companies that have women in leadership positions

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

LOOK: Today Is The Anniversary Of 3 Big LGBT Milestones

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.20.2013 | Gay Voices

On September 20, in three separate decades, three significant events occurred that changed LGBT history: 1973: Out tennis player Billie Jean King s...

Honoring Billie Jean King, Human Rights Pioneer, on the 40th Anniversary of the "Battle of the Sexes"

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Peter Dreier

Forty years ago, a tennis match dubbed the "Battle of the Sexes" changed history forever. Billie Jean King, the 29-year old star in the burgeoning sp...

Billie Jean King On Tennis, Equal Pay, Sochi

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 11.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For Billie Jean King, 70 is the new 40. The tennis great, who turns 70 in November, has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of equ...

Was 'The Battle Of The Sexes' Rigged?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2013 | Sports

One of the most of the iconic sporting events in tennis history may not have been what it seemed. Nearly 40 years after Billie Jean King bested Bobby ...

Billie Jean King: It's 'Very Difficult' For Gay Athletes To Come Out

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Tennis legend Billie Jean King spoke at length about the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes continue to face in th...

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...

Sports Marketing and the Struggle for Gay Rights: Made for Each Other!

Tom Semioli | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

Sport is meant to be our national forum for tolerance and equality. Treating gay people differently implies that being gay is abnormal! Does anyone still believe that the Earth is flat? Or that the Mets have a shot at the playoffs in 2013?